Prof. Stefan Helmreich
Prof. David Jones
The examination of a blood sample in Middlesex Hospital in London. (Image courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.)
This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments.
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